|Project by AussieWoodenModels||posted 05-26-2016 01:28 PM||713 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Hi everyone, Here’s some photos of an Aussie Kenworth Cab-over K200 Aerodyne, ” Fatcab, ” I am working on, and am sharing these few photos with you. It is set to, 1:15 scale for realism, and based on a real K200. which I have the artwork here for.
Basically put it is constructed from good quality 9mm, ( 3/8” ) Marine Ply, along with some standard Pine for the cabin interior. The grille, roobar, ( bullbar ), rear guards & fuel tanks, etc are painted with ordinary Aluminum Paint for the ” Chrome, ” effect. Lights are handpainted, although customers can also order working LED lights which look awesome in a darkened room !! The Checkerplate behind the cabin is the Plastruct type, & simply sprayed with, ” Chrome,” paint.
The 3” dia wheels are lathe-turned, with holes drilled through for a, ” Mag style, ” effect, then painted silver in the rim section, & black on the tyre, ( tire ), so the look reasonably realistic. The domed center in each wheel is simply a wooden cover-button glued into the axle hole before painting. the sun visor & the hand rails are real aluminum, while the side mirrors have real, ( plastic ), Mirror attached with double-sided tape.
The Bunk windows are made from the Window Laminate, with a thin ply overlay glued on the outside.
Still have the rooftop Aerials & the custom Numberplates to fit.
- Next couple of projects will be even fascinating,- A 1:20 scale classic Mack Superliner hauling a B-Double set of Stock Crates, ( probably a different name in your country – short lead trailer, & a longer 2nd trailer ), then a 1:20 scale Kenworth Cab-over K108 ” Fatcab ”, hauling a B-double set of Tankers.
Enjoy the photos.